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The best boutiques and shopping in Logan Square, Chicago

From a funky record store to a high-end jewelry shop, these Logan Square shops are worth a visit

Morgan Olsen
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Morgan Olsen
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Samantha Nelson
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Most people don't go to Logan Square to go shopping—the parks, bars, dining and people-watching is what makes this Chicago neigborhood a destination. But before you sit down at one of the best restaurants in Logan Sqaure, why not see some of the local shops that make this part of the city special? From one of the best record stores in Chicago to an essential Chicago flower shop, you can fill an afternoon browsing. Whether you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, pick up a new outfit or find the perfect gift, you may find what you need at these Logan Square shops and boutiques.

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Best shops in Logan Square, Chicago

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  • Flower shops
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Owner Kelly Marie Thompson stocks her cozy Logan Square boutique with fresh seasonal blooms in both exotic varieties and contemporary styles. Order arrangements for special occasions, weddings, or just because. You’ll also discover a curated selection of fine cards, gifts for babies, bridesmaids and more displayed throughout the store.

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  • Bookstores
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When City Lit Books announced its closure in 2020, Logan Square resident and long-time librarian Stephanie Kitchen stepped in to take over, reopening the store a few months later. With a focus on contemporary fiction, non-fiction, and children's books, City Lit is the neighborhood’s hub for literary events: book clubs, poetry salons, and author talks. Take advantage of the free parking behind the building and visit to pick up the latest bestseller, something recommended by their staff, an indie title or a work from a local writer.

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  • Gifts and stationery
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Artist Shayna Norwood started Steel Petal Press in Chicago after more than a decade of letterpress printing. Her printing and letterpress operation in the heart of Logan Square is also home to a bevy of great gift ideas, from quirky books to the perfect greeting cards for every occasion. Pick up a planner to help your productivity or relax with a puzzle or game. The shop brings in new inventory weekly, so it’s always worth a visit to find something fun ranging from pet-themed barware to llama earrings.

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  • Music and entertainment
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With new dig on Milwaukee Avenue, Bric-A-Brac's brightly colored storefront still feels like the bedroom of every ’80s kid’s dreams. Mural-covered walls are lined with shelves of toys, from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to vintage Transformers. It’s one of the only stores in town where you can pick up a Clash cassette, a VHS copy of Blade Runner and some E.T. earrings in one fell swoop. All of this supplements a highly curated selection of punk and garage rock records, including a healthy number of releases from local bands and archival LPs issued through the shop's own label.

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  • Chocolate and candy
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You might think this is just a chocolate shop, where ingenious flavor combinations (passionfruit-ginger–white chocolate, goat-cheese-walnut) take shape as decadent truffles. One sip of owner Katherine Duncan’s hot chocolate, however, and you’ll know that this is really a test of will. Whether in traditional varieties (milk or bittersweet) or variants (salted caramel, hazelnut), the hot chocolate here is the thickest, richest, most insanely wondrous kind imaginable, topped with oversize, handmade marshmallows in flavors like cinnamon sugar and chai tea. If you finish a full cup of this stuff, please give us a virtual high-five.

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This Logan Square shop stocks an assortment of great new bikes made by Bianchi, Jamis, Surly, Soma, and New Albion, as well as Burley kid and cargo trailers. Bring in your bike for a quick and easy tune-up and pick up lights, racks and other accessories for safer cycling. The shop also periodically sells used bikes, though you may want to phone ahead to find out what’s available before you go.

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  • Toys and games
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Toy de Jour is a trip back to the 1980s, with vintage toys, clothing, knick knacks and art from the era. Pick up your nostalgia here with figurines from classic franchises like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, He-Man, Star Wars and My Little Pony, or get your fill of it from its selection of equally nostalgic home decor and apparel.

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Between the mishmash of clothing, accessories, and bath and beauty products by more than 300 independent, Chicago-based artisans (Squasht, Michelle Starbuck, Gretta’s Goats, to name a few), you might need more than a moment to take in everything this Logan Square store offers. The shop offers complimentary gift wrapping and will help you pick out the perfect present. You can also shop online from a rotating collection of gift boxes and feel extra great about your purchase, with 10% of the proceeds going to charity.

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  • Jewelry
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Owned by fine jewelry designer Viviana Langhoff, Adornment + Theory specializes in pieces with intricate metalwork and stones in unusual colors, with a particular emphasis on engagement rings and wedding bands. If you’re looking for something very specific, you can schedule a private session with Langhoff to design your own jewelry. The shop carries works from women designers from around the world, stocking a wide variety of fine earrings, necklaces and rings, as well as affordable gifts.

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  • Consignment store
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This family-owned store sells new and gently used clothes, shoes and accessories for all ages. Visit to hunt for great deals on everything from Hollister skinny jeans to The North Face boots to Lululemon leggings to J. Crew turtlenecks, plus other goodies including tote bags, enamel pins, pencil packs and vinyl stickers.

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  • Lifestyle
  • Logan Square

Kitty Izzo, part of the family that owns adjacent restaurant Park & Field, operates this home goods store, which specializes in products that are meant to be shown off but are also built to last. The store stocks items made by veteran artisans around the world including gardening tools, glassware, pots and soaps. It’s a great stop for shoppers looking for more sustainable products or those seeking inspiration for everything from your bathroom to your backyard.

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